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Batts, Deborah A.
Born 1947 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1994, to a seat vacated by Richard Owen. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994. Assumed senior status on April 13, 2012.

Education:
Radcliffe College, A.B., 1969
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Lawrence Pierce, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1972-1973
Private practice, New York City, 1973-1979
Assistant U.S. attorney, Criminal Division, Southern District of New York, 1979-1984
Associate professor of law, Fordham University School of Law, 1984-1994
Faculty, Corporation Counsel Trial Advocacy Program for the City of New York, 1988-1993 (intermittent)
Special associate counsel, Department of Investigation, New York City, 1990-1991

 

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